Natural Mosquito Repellents

…think twice. Many contain DEET (diethyltoluamide), which may keep mosquitoes away but at a price: Its safety is questionable, especially for young children and older individuals. Instead, here’s what I recommend as natural mosquito repellents: * Take Vitamin B1 (Thiamine): There’s at least one study…

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5 Ways to Avoid the Health Hazards of Summer

…than usual mosquito season this year. That got me thinking about growing up in Georgia, where hot summer days meant no school, plenty of daylight, fresh peaches from roadside stands, and sleeping out on the back porch to stay cool. Plus, those giant mosquitoes of the south! But mosquitoes aren’t the…

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4 Tips for Healthier Summer Travel

…to keep plenty of oxygen in your bloodstream. * Avoid the Sting. Studies have shown that taking 100 mg of vitamin B1 (thiamine) a day helps keep mosquitoes at bay. This regimen may also help reduce itching caused by bites. While the research is not conclusive regarding thiamine’s efficacy in this regard…

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